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No. 58: Crossing Delancey

The other side of the tracks

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1988, dir. Joan Micklin Silver. Sometimes the greatest adventures are found at home, as viewers learned in Joan Micklin Silver’s story of the intellectually aspiring Isabelle Grossman (Amy Irving) who, after dabbling in the shmancy world of uptown intellectuals, ultimately finds true love at her bubbe’s Lower East Side pickle store. Crossing Delancey is our people’s Moonstruck.

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I was askeered — given Liel’s bonehead response to Dirty Dancing — that you guys would not do justice to GIRL MOVIES. Of which this is a prime example and a flawless fairy tale and just the awesomest. I am glad I needn’t have worried.

K Lambert says:

Sometimes, the most simple of stories are the best. Amy Irving does a wonderful job in this film. Just as My Dinner with Andre is a convincing, simple and wonderful film, Crossing Delancey brings us characters we can invest our feelings and time with. The movie isn’t fast or flashy, but it has warmth and a good heart.

alottadreck says:

“…Great Soapy Movie”!!!!….every red blooded Jew Male was madly in love with Amy Irving”….I would have walked through broken glass just to get a glimpse of her!!!!


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No. 58: Crossing Delancey

The other side of the tracks

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